Sunday, April 6, 2014

What is Your Motivation?

Do you know what motivates you?

Your motivator is your DRIVE.  It acts as your fuel.  It drives you forward to achieve something, or it can drive you away from something.

Various motivators may be-:
               Independence – “I like to work alone – my way”
               Excellence – “I am excellent at what I do”
               Meaning – “I make a real difference in my job”
               Control – “I like to be in control of …”
               Appreciation – “I am recognized & respected by others”
               Permanence – “I like to know the future”
               Prestige – “I have status”
               Fellowship – “I belong to a group or team”
               Prosperity – “I am rich and prosperous”
               Learning – “I like to learn something new and then move on to learning the next thing”

Which of the above motivates you?

It is important that you understand the influence of your motivators on your behavior and drive to do or complete something.  If you are in a job where you work contrary to your fundamental motivator(s), you will feel unfulfilled or un-energized and not know what is wrong.

Maybe it is time to find your motivator.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Why We do What We Do

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In this AMAZING motivational video, all time motivational coach, Anthony Robbins explains why we do what we do.

Tony Robbins discusses the "invisible forces" that make us do what we do. And also the 3 Decisions of destiny which we are making at every moment of our lives:

 1)      What am I going to focus on?
2)      What does it mean?3)      What are you going to do?

He also explains the 6 NEEDS of human beings (first four personality needs and the last two needs of the spirit)

1) Certainty,
2) Uncertainty
3) Significance,
4) Connection of love 
5) Grow
6) Contribute beyond ourselves 

Incredibly inspirational.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

How To Climb A Mountain

It is not just people who have physically climbed a mountain who know what it takes to take on and conquer a big goal. They know that somewhere along the road between the decisions to take on this big thing and reaching the summit, there is a place where an obsession develops.

That obsession has something to do with pain or pleasure. It has something to do with the fact that the pain and pleasure is bigger than the fear of failure.

Let me explain:  If you interview many people who take on big things, there is usually something bigger behind their motive.  A pain so big that they want to conquer it with a symbolic conquering of a big goal, like climbing a mountain, or a glory so sweet that the agony of reaching for the goal or summit that mountain, makes it all worthwhile.

And that is where the secret lies of how to climb a mountain. Finding and using the pain or pleasure as motivator.
If we could all find the motivator in our goals, we would reach them all.  But, unfortunately, we don’t. 

We go after goals which are someone else’s idea:  We try and lose unnecessary weight because the world tells us that we need to be thin and slender to be acceptable; we work at jobs which decimate our families and lives because we think that being able to afford and show off the "bling" is a sign of success.  We fail at those things and then wonder why.  Then we go and see a shrink and take pills to make it all better.  

The core problem is that we chase goals for the wrong reason – they belong to someone else’s idea of happiness.

If you chase a goal – make sure that the motivator belongs to you and you only, for the right reasons.  And then use that motivator to achieve anything you with.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

What Is Your Reality?

Your reality is the company you keep – Choose wisely
(Scott Dinsmore – Live Your Legend)

This post reflects on the motivation we receive from our environment and the people we surround ourselves with.

I bet most people do not even think about how their environments and the people they surround themselves with, affect their levels of motivation every day.

I have a secret – when I feel disillusioned, disappointed, tired, low, unenthused, uninspired, not motivated and all those low, low feelings, I go to my motivational medicine – the people who inspire me and who I use as my inspiration every day.

They are

Just a few posts and wisdom from their blogs and sites is enough to drive away the cob webs and get my mojo back and change my reality.

I am proud to surround myself with inspiring people – it creates my reality.

What creates your reality?

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Feed Your Motivation To Achieve Success

Finding, and then using your intrinsic motivation to achieve success, is possible the most powerful, yet understated success skill today.

Your own intrinsic motivation acts like rocket fuel – a silent, but unstoppable force that can drive you forward.  Therefore, it is such a waste that the majority of people do not know what motivates them, let alone how to use this invisible force to their benefit every single day of your life.

Think of it – your intrinsic motivation is already there within you – it does not have to be purchased, learned, acquired, borrowed, trained or gifted, it is there in it’s full potential, ready to be utilized.

So, do you know what motivates you yet?

If so, do you know how to use it to your benefit?

History reveals extremely successfulpeople who have learned how to use their intrinsic motivation for their success.

For example, one of the greatest writers of all time Mark Twain (real name Mathew Brady), was really inspired by discovery, adventure and imagination.  Therefore he seemed to “job hop” from one place to the other when he was younger.  Coupled with his exceptional observational and writing skills, he became a famous writer, but his real motivation was discovery and learning new things about the interesting world and interesting people around him.  Ever read his books?  If you had, you will notice that his writing intensifies when he described people or places in detail – he thoroughly enjoyed it.  Learning and discovering every last detail of a new adventure, person or place was his “fuel”.
Therefore, his writing would have seemed dull and worthless if he did not couple it with his motivation – discovery and learning.
Mark Twain did not become a great writer because he was a great writer, he became one of the greatest of all writers because he used his motivation in sync with his natural talent and that guaranteed his success.

Another writer, Andrew Carnegie, is a well known steel tycoon and philanthropist who said, “People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.”
He was motivated by philanthropy and building large corporations and his successes saw him amassing great wealth.
Andrew Carnegie was not motivated by money – he was motivated by building business empires – the money was a result of him using his motivation to establish corporations and wealth.

What is your motivation and your greatest natural talent or strength?  And how can you put the two together to achieve success.

Remember – it is already there, within you, just utilize it.

Let your light shine.